Josephson Junction


Josephson Junction

An oxide barrier between two metals across which electrons may be forced to tunnel. When immersed in liquid helium, a circuit containing such a junction is able to switch at very high speeds with low power dissipation. It thus avoids the heat-transfer problems that arise from silicon VLSI devices and is one way to attain superconductivity.

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